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Gunawardena, Charlotte Nirmalani – Journal of Learning for Development, 2020
This paper explores cultural inclusivity in online learning design by discussing two international capacity development projects: an online tutor mentor development programme in Sri Lanka and a hybrid physician assistant training programme in Ghana. Inclusivity involves establishing partnerships and conducting needs assessments to maximise the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Mentors, Cultural Pluralism, Program Descriptions
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Law, Patrina – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
The OpenLearn platform was launched in 2006 with the aim of delivering excerpts of the Open University's (UK) (OU) curriculum as open educational resources (OER). Now reaching over 9m learners a year, the platform delivers free courses, educational interactives, videos and articles across a broad range of subjects reflecting what is delivered…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Open Educational Resources, Open Universities, Undergraduate Students
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Downes, Stephen – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
While previous work has recognised the potential for open badges and blockchain to play a role in online courses, this potential has yet to be realised in a fully decentralized cMOOC. This paper describes the design objectives of an application that integrates open badges and blockchain with a cMOOC. The work described was undertaken during the…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Mtebe, Joel S.; Kondoro, Aron W. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
The adoption and use of various eLearning systems to enhance the quality of education in secondary schools in Tanzania is becoming common. However, there is little evidence to suggest that students actually use them. Existing studies tend to focus on investigating students' attitude towards using these systems through surveys. Nonetheless, data…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Electronic Learning, Secondary School Students, Student Behavior
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Naidu, Som – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Contemporary educational institutions are experiencing disruptions to their "modus operandi" from a variety of sources. A changing student demographic across the higher education sector, along with their changing educational needs is driving much of this disruption. Other drivers are the need for different kinds of skill sets required in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Change Strategies
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Stutchbury, Kris; Gallastegi, Lore; Woodward, Clare – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
This paper demonstrates how the features and affordances of open learning have been developed in new and productive ways to provide school-based continuing professional development for teachers in Zambia. It presents and critically reviews data from 200 teachers who have taken part in phase 1 of the Zambian Education School-based Training (ZEST)…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Intervention, Knowledge Level, Reflection
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Morgan, Tannis – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
This study examined a Canadian post-secondary institution in the period between 2010 and 2014, with a follow-up assessment in 2018 in order to understand its evolution with open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP). In the first timeline, the study looked at drivers that contributed to the uptake of OER in relation to…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Sustainability, Postsecondary Education, Case Studies
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Anderson, Terry – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Likely the most significant and life changing technologies of the 21st Century is the adoption of social media as major components of commercial, entertainment and educational activities. In this article, I overview the supposed benefits of the application of these tools within formal higher education programs. I then discuss the disadvantages and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Benefits
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Wambugu, Patriciah Wanjiku; Stutchbury, Kris; Dickie, Joan – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
This study investigated how a school-based professional development programme, designed by the Headteacher and staff of a Kenyan primary school, and delivered by a Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) team, supported teacher learning and growth. The TESSA team observed teaching in the classroom before the implementation of the…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Mitra, Sugata – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
This paper examines the effect of the Internet on the reading comprehension of children reading together in groups. First, we describe an experiment to determine if children reading together off the Internet from big screens, can read at a higher comprehension level than children reading the same text alone. The results from this small-sample…
Descriptors: Internet, Reading Comprehension, Children, Foreign Countries
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Papadimitriou, Sofia Theodor; Niari, Maria Ioannis – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Open Badges are digital representations of achievements or skills which describe the framework, significance, and outcomes of a learning procedure based on specific criteria. The "Open Badges' collection" can be used by its holder as a virtual CV of skills and qualifications. The practice of development, issue, and use of badges is…
Descriptors: Open Education, Credentials, Foreign Countries, Qualifications
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Makhaya, Barbara Khavugwi; Ogange, Betty Obura – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Conventional Higher Education Institutions in Kenya are in the process of implementing eLearning projects. These initiatives are, however, fraught with challenges. At the Maseno University eCampus, an evaluation of statistics on the institutional LMS after two years of implementation revealed that many lecturers had minimal or no log-in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Educational Technology
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Seelig, Caroline; Cadwallader, Alan; Standring, Doug – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
As long ago as 1992, Greville Rumble was writing about the "competitive vulnerabilities" of single-mode distance teaching institutions [universities]. In the intervening years the challenges he described have only intensified, especially so as advancing information and communication technologies have enabled increasing numbers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, Organizational Change, Open Education
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Salmon, Gilly – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
The paper looks back across dominant ways of delivering Higher Education until the present day and then looks forward. There is an approximate continuum described from Education 1.0 through 2.0 to 3.0. Education is mapped onto the emergence and development of the Web and the revolutions known as 'Industrial' over the last 250 years. Then some…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Educational History
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Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Migrants arriving in a country are not always welcome. Similarly, the arrival of new technologies can be perceived as a blot on the familiar landscape of established educational practices. This paper seeks a productive synergy between migrants' educational requirements with respect to learning the language of their host society; their valuable and…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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